Gambling News 10th December, 2014

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CHINESE THEMED SLOT DUE FROM MICROGAMING NEXT YEAR

10th December, 2014 at 02:33:19
Gung Pow is a fiery new game.

Online gambling software provider Microgaming has given internet punters something to look forward to early in 2015 with the preview publication on Youtube of a new 5 reel, 243 Ways-to-Win multi-featured video slot branded Gung Pow.

Full Story: Chinese Themed Slot Due From Microgaming Next Year »

IS ADELSON'S R.A.W.A. DEAD FOR THIS YEAR?

10th December, 2014 at 02:33:19
Fears of a last-minute attempt to attach online gambling banning bill to an omnibus spending measure fade.

Reports from a variety of sources in Washington DC appear to indicate that Sheldon Adelson's attempt to ban internet gambling through the Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA) has failed...at least in this Congressional session.

Full Story: Is Adelson's R.a.w.a. Dead For This Year? »

SPORTS BETTING CONSULTANT INDICTED

10th December, 2014 at 02:33:19
42-year-old betting advisor faces serious charges of fraud, extortion and intimidation.

A high profile Florida-based sports betting adviser, Adam Meyer (42) has been indicted by a Wisconsin grand jury on serious charges of fraud, racketeering, extortion and intimidation involving a firearm after shaking down an indebted gambler for around $25 million.

Full Story: Sports Betting Consultant Indicted »

P.E.I. ENTITIES ARGUE OVER ONLINE GAMBLING LOAN

10th December, 2014 at 02:33:19
Tribal group says it does not owe a thing to the provincial government.

A failed - and expensive - online gambling partnership between the Canadian provincial government of Port Edward Island (PEI) and the tribal Mi'kmaq Confederacy continues to make headlines in the province, with the tribe adamant that it will not be ponying up C$990,000 it received, allegedly as a loan.

Full Story: P.e.i. Entities Argue Over Online Gambling Loan »

SWEDISH REVISION OF ONLINE GAMBLING LAWS MAY BE POSTPONED

10th December, 2014 at 02:33:19
Snap general election temporarily distracts national government.

Plans to revise Sweden's monopolistic online gambling laws, spurred by threats from the European Commission (see previous reports) could be temporarily delayed following the ruling party's decision this week to call a snap general election.

Full Story: Swedish Revision Of Online Gambling Laws May Be Postponed »

RESULTS FROM F.O.B.T. STUDY EXAMINED

10th December, 2014 at 02:33:19
Are the machines really more addictive?

The Responsible Gambling Trust's study of Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) punters released Wednesday has the UK media expressing alarm at some of its findings.

Full Story: Results From F.o.b.t. Study Examined »